Chaulden Junior School statement on Collective Worship
At Spiral Partnership Trust, we adhere to our statutory duty under the 1988 Education Act, whereby schools are required to organise daily acts of collective worship of a “broadly Christian character” for all pupils. This time will enable our pupils to explore their own beliefs and to consider spiritual and moral issues. Our interpretation of worship is a celebration of all that might be considered “of real worth” for example; justice, beauty, truth, love, peace and integrity. We try to emphasise the human values that are shared by all faiths, and different cultures. Different faiths and cultures will be represented.
Collective worship provides the opportunity for the school to meet together in a variety of contexts and enables participating pupils and staff to consider events of the world and appreciate the rich tapestry of human experience and existence.
Each school will determine how it implements collective worship within its daily routines, including the aims of collective worship within its specific community and how pupils can be withdrawn.
At Chaulden we hold daily assemblies, one of which is class based, including a special assembly each week when we celebrate the children’s learning throughout the week.
Please note that Religious Education and the daily act of collective worship are kept completely separate in the school. Should parents have any reason for wishing to exclude their children from all or some of these activities please make an appointment to discuss this with the Headteacher to ensure that we are aware of your wishes.